September 3, 2019 / 5:55 PM / 15 days ago

Parliament speaker approves emergency Brexit debate

FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House John Bercow announces the results of the vote on alternative Brexit options in Parliament in London, Britain, March 27, 2019 in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, John Bercow, approved an emergency debate in parliament on Brexit put forward by a group of lawmakers who are seeking to block leaving the EU without a deal.

The debate will take place on Tuesday evening and will last up to three hours, he said. The lawmakers plan to seize parliamentary time on Wednesday to try and pass legislation to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay to Brexit.

Reporting by Wiliam James, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison

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